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Bemidji man receives Samsar Award from Shriners

Nobel Palmer Berg, center, of Bemidji is congratulated for earning the Samsar Award by Incoming Imperial Potentate Dale Stauss, left, and Potentate Tom Hanson of KEM Temple Shriners. Submitted Photo

Nobel Palmer Berg received the Samsar Award at the recent annual meeting of KEM Shriners in Grand Forks.

Palmer Berg is a longtime member of the International KEM Drum and Bugle Corps, appearing in parades in Minnesota, North Dakota South Dakota and Canada for more than 10 years.

He has also been recognized for his recruiting efforts for bringing new members into the order. Nine members of the International KEM Drum and Bugle Corps live in the Bemidji area.

Drum and Bugle Corps member Joe Dunn of Bemidji is the only other Samsar Award recipient from Bemidji.

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special health care needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment; provide for the education of physicians and other health care professionals; conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

The mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.